Dermot O’Leary reckons Ant & Dec will win again at NTAs, and it’s to be hoped they do because they say they’ll “chin” the opposition!

by Lynn Rowlands

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Geordie duo Ant and Dec are of course national treasures who host a variety of TV shows, including Britain’s Got Talent and I’m A Celebrity…

And for years – eleven to be precise – they’ve beaten off all the competition to land a gong in the National Television Awards category for Best Entertainment Presenter.

And today, X Factor host Dermot O’Leary, who will of course be hosting this year’s NTAs, reckons this year will be no different and the lads will swan off with the award…

Speaking to Heat magazine, the lovely Dermot said, “Of course they’re going to win it again!”

But of course, Dermot has also been nominated in the same category, as he has been previously, but hitherto, he’s always lost out to Ant and Dec.

Of that, Dermot said, “It should be awkward, but they make it very relaxed and chilled.

“They’re very gracious winners.

“Even though they’re going, ‘Oh my God, we can’t believe it, we won again!’

“And you’re going, ‘Really? Really?’”

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But as mentioned in the title of this post, it’s to be hoped that nobody does take the award away from Ant and Dec, because they’ve vowed to “chin” whoever does!

Speaking to BANG Showbiz, Dec said, “We might just take it off O’Leary if he wins it because there are two of us and we’d easily chin him.

“If Alan Carr wins it then we’ll chin him, and Keith Lemon. There’s two of us!

“So whoever wins it, we’ll chin them and take it off them.”

The NTAs ceremony airs on ITV from 7.30pm on Wednesday – and we’ve still got everything crossed that there will be Dermot Dancing – but for now, here’s a look at Ant and Dec at last year’s glittering affair…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.